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Theresa Schwegel

Born: 1975 in Chicago
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Schwegel was born and raised in Chicago. She received a Bachelors in Communication from Loyola University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Biography: Theresa Schwegel has worked as a personal trainer, a directorís assistant, a freelance writer and a bartender. Today she writes full time. She is the author of four crime novels set in and around the Chicago area.


Awards:
  • 21st Century Award for an emerging artist with ties to Chicago, Chicago Public Library Foundation, 2008 '''''Officer Down'''''
  • -- Edgar Award for Best First Novel, 2005
  • -- Shortlisted for the Anthony Award '''''Probable Cause'''''
  • -- Editorís Choice, New York Times, January 2007 ''Person of Interest''
  • -- Publisher's Weekly Top 10 mystery of 2007

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Email: theresa@theresaschwegel.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theresaschwegelauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/theresaschwegel
Website: http://www.theresaschwegel.com
Theresa Schwegel on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=theresa+schwegel


Selected Titles

Last known address
ISBN: 9781429985673 OCLC: 829930255

St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York : 2010.

Chicago Detective Sloane Pearson tracks down a rapist. But as the baffling case intensifies, one of the victims turns out to be Sloane's real estate agent, making the investigation more personal than ever.

Last known address /
ISBN: 031236427X OCLC: 294887482

Minotaur Books, New York : 2009.

Chicago Detective Sloane Pearson tracks down a rapist. But as the baffling case intensifies, one of the victims turns out to be Sloane's real estate agent, making the investigation more personal than ever.

Officer down /
ISBN: 1847240224 OCLC: 71808759

Quercus, London : 2007.

  Officer Down.
ISBN: 9781531815370 OCLC: 949214900

Audible Studios on Brilliance audio 2016.

  Person of Interest
ISBN: 9781408419380 OCLC: 764524211

Chivers, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

Person of interest /
ISBN: 0312945337 OCLC: 229028970

St. Martin's Paperbacks, New York, N.Y. : 2009, ©2007.

  Probable cause /
ISBN: 1847242995 OCLC: 175284665

Quercus, London : 2008.

  Probable Cause.
ISBN: 9781531816742 OCLC: 949215084

Audible Studios on Brilliance audio 2016.

  The good boy /
ISBN: 1250054311 OCLC: 910605272

Edgar award winner Theresa Schwegel returns with The Good Boy, her most dramatic and emotional novel to date, a family epic that combines the hard-boiled grit of her acclaimed police thrillers with an intimate portrait of a young boy trying to follow his heart in an often heartless city. For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm. Meanwhile, Pete's eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him--unless they're arguing about his "behavioral problems"--and his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's furry "partner." When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully's party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys--bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

  The good boy :
ISBN: 9781427238863 OCLC: 855971704

For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites a recent scandal and triggers a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, all eyes are on Pete as the department braces for another media firestorm. Meanwhile, Pete's eleven-year-old son Joel feels invisible. His parents hardly notice him--unless they're arguing about his behavioral problems--And his older sister, McKenna, has lately disappeared into the strange and frightening world of teenagerdom. About the only friend Joel has left is Butchie, his father's furry partner. When Joel and Butchie follow McKenna to a neighborhood bully's party, illegal activity kicks the dog's police training into overdrive, and soon the duo are on the run, navigating the streets of Chicago as they try to stay one step ahead of the bad guys--bad guys who may have a very personal interest in getting some payback on Officer Pete Murphy.

 

 

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